I've got a question.....
On my floor we use a pathway for all of our s/p CABG patients. It starts on the day of the op and continues until POD 4/discharge, witha addenda for the patients who don't make it out "on time". Each day has goals that the patient should be meeting, for example, "SpO2 92% on RA or at baseline" "FSBS < 140" just to name a couple. Different goals for different days.
Does anyone else use these types of pathways?
We are in the process of putting together a similar pathway for our thoracotomy patients. Does anyone currently use these? If you do, what are some of the things you have on them?
Thanks a lot for any input you can give.